Pack 1014 celebrates National Trails Day by donating 13 Blue Bird Nest Boxes to Clearwater Nature Center and hitting the trails at Cosca Regional Park, in Prince George’s County!
Eight of our Scouts represented Pack 1014 during National Trails Day on June 5, 2021. We started the day with donating our 13 Blue Bird Nest Boxes, a tradition we started three years ago to help Clearwater Nature Center have a steady stock of nest boxes as they work on the recovery of the Blue Bird population in Cosca Regional Park. These houses help Cub Scouts complete Baloo the Builder requirements, plus give an opportunity for them to see their impact towards conservation. We updated our design from two-years ago to allow for easier maintenance for the conservation team from Clearwater. The Classic F22 Side opening design we use is here:
As we prepared for our hike, with the help of a member from Troop 2421, a review of the Leave No Trace principles was conducted. Then, we took a 1.5 mile hike to discuss the needs of conservation and trash pick-up. There were many turtle and Canada Goose sightings, plus a beaver dam! Despite the heat that afternoon, all of the Cub Scouts enjoyed being outdoors plus seeing the birds of prey at the Nature Center.
This was a great way to kick off the summer!
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